Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Ninestar Technology Co. v. International Trade Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on March 25, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-552 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the initial authorized sale outside the United States of a patented item terminates all patent rights to that item.

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 23 2012Application (12A191) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2012 to November 2, 2012, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 24 2012Application (12A191) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 2, 2012.
Nov 2 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2012)
Nov 27 2012Brief amicus curiae of Knowledge Ecology International filed.
Nov 28 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 4, 2013, for all respondents.
Dec 5 2012Brief amici curiae of Intellectual Property Law Professors Jason Schultz and Aaron Perzanowski filed.
Dec 17 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 4, 2013, for all respondents.
Feb 4 2013Brief of respondents International Trade Commission, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 4 2013Brief of Epson Respondents in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Feb 20 2013Reply of petitioners Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2013Supplemental brief of petitioners Ninestar Tech. Co., Ltd., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 22, 2013.
Mar 20 2013Supplemental brief of respondent Epson Respondents filed. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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